The Scenic Rim stretches in an arc west of Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and contains some spectacular mountain, rain-forest and farm landscapes. It is renowned for stunning scenery and unique wildlife.
This semi-circle of mountains stretches over 200 km from Tweed Heads to the Main Range National Park.
The Gold Coast hinterland forms the eastern edge of the Scenic Rim, while the rugged escarpments, hidden passes and spectacular peaks west of the hinterland form the western Scenic Rim.
The pictures were taken in the Ranges and Valleys from each corner of the “Rim” along with its center-piece, the QLD/NSW border ranges. The area has a rich cattle and dairy history and some of the old farms still operate today. Others have been absorbed by their neighbors helping to preserve the old buildings and agricultural heritage.
The largest towns in the “Rim” are Beaudesert (pop 6000) and Boonah (pop 2400) . There are many other villages, former prosperous farming communities, with populations of 400 or less.